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KDE Plasma vs Gnome 3.28+ (Ubuntu 18.04)
jens commented on 10 August 2018 at 11:52 am UTC

LinuxwarperAnd I can't say see what makes Gnome so special that I would chose to sacrifice SIGNIFICANT amount of memory for it.

You don't have to. By all means, please be happy with KDE and I'm happy for you that you found an environment that works for you. I have different priorities and a different taste than you, hence I made a different choice.

Ehvis commented on 10 August 2018 at 12:52 pm UTC

The wonderful world of choice!

trex91 commented on 6 September 2018 at 12:16 pm UTC

Personally if I had to choose between Gnome which works better with Online Services out of the Box but feels like more a Tablet Desktop and KDE which is more like a real desktop with less Online Services working out of the box I would still choose KDE. But for the good things we have xfce, Budgie, Mate and others that have the best of both worlds.

slaapliedje commented on 6 September 2018 at 6:39 pm UTC

gnome-shell takes an entire 96MB of ram on my system right now. What are you guys doing to gnome that makes it so heavy? Is this an Ubuntu issue (I run Debian Buster right now). By the way, Ubuntu has tweaked gnome from standard gnome, so maybe that's where you're seeing the memory differences.

slaapliedje commented on 6 September 2018 at 6:44 pm UTC

trex91Personally if I had to choose between Gnome which works better with Online Services out of the Box but feels like more a Tablet Desktop and KDE which is more like a real desktop with less Online Services working out of the box I would still choose KDE. But for the good things we have xfce, Budgie, Mate and others that have the best of both worlds.
Gnome-Shell for me is simply a launcher for applications. Generally you don't want to be 'using your desktop' you want to be using your applications, and Gnome tends to just stay out of the way. My problem with KDE is that the interface for the settings is so filled with options, that I've occasionally had to use a search engine just to figure out exactly how to change a configuration.

If you have to spend more than a minute looking for a setting, then it's probably badly designed. Mind you, I play around with a lot of old operating systems, just to play around with them (Like FreeMiNT on the Atari ST computers, or AmigaOS). Gnome is just simple and elegant and gets out of my way.

By the way, Plasma is working on a mobile desktop as well, but unlike Gnome it's normal desktop doesn't work well in both scenarios.

jens commented on 6 September 2018 at 8:20 pm UTC

slaapliedjeGnome-Shell for me is simply a launcher for applications. Generally you don't want to be 'using your desktop' you want to be using your applications, and Gnome tends to just stay out of the way.

Yes, that nails it. Same reasoning here too.

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